Table 1

Cardiac Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Curriculum Training Summary

LevelCurriculum/SkillsTime RequirementOptional Training in Device Implantation
1Cardiac arrhythmia and electrophysiology core2 months (in addition to Task Force 2 training requirements)No
2Advanced noninvasive arrhythmia management6 monthsYes: In addition to 6 months of noninvasive emphasis, another 6 months for a total of 12 months is required for pacemaker implantation training
3Clinical invasive cardiac electrophysiology (meets the American Board of Internal Medicine CCEP Examination requirements)1–2 years (12–24 months)Yes: A total of 1 year beyond the 3-year cardiology training program is required. If surgical aspects of CIED implantation are desired, a total of 12 months will need to be devoted to this discipline.

CCEP = Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; CIED = cardiac implantable electrical device.